Humanities Courses

HUM 101 - Cultural Traditions: Ancient to the 13th Century

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Interdisciplinary study of the humanities, from the ancient world to the 13th century, including literature, philosophy, music, art and history. Crucial themes of continuing importance, such as justice, duty, the concept of the self, and the relationship between the individual and society, will be examined in both Western and non-Western cultures. The course emphasizes oral and written analysis of primary works.

Offered Online:Yes
General Education Fulfillment: Cultural Analysis and Interpretation
Prerequisite:

ENGL 101 may be taken concurrently

HUM 101H - Cultural Traditions: Ancient to the 13th Century (Honors)

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Interdisciplinary study of the humanities, from the ancient world to the 13th century, including literature, philosophy, art and history. Crucial themes of continuing importance, such as justice, the hero and the concept of the self will be examined in both Western and non-Western cultures. Course will emphasize oral and written analysis of primary works. May be taken concurrently with any Honors course.

Offered Online:Yes
General Education Fulfillment: Cultural Analysis and Interpretation

HUM 102 - Cultural Traditions: 14th Century to the Present

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Interdisciplinary study of the humanities, from the 14th century world to the present, including literature, philosophy, music, art and history. Crucial themes of continuing importance, such as justice, duty, the concept of the self, and the relationship between the individual and society, will be examined in both Western and non-Western cultures. The course will emphasize oral and written analysis of primary works.

Offered Online:Yes
General Education Fulfillment: Cultural Analysis and Interpretation
Prerequisite:

ENGL 101 may be taken currently

HUM 102H - Cultural Traditions

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Interdisciplinary study of the humanities, from the 14thcentury world to the present, including literature, philosophy, music, art and history. Crucial themes of continuing importance, such as justice, duty, the concept of the self, and the relationship between the individual and society, will be examined in both Western and non-Western cultures. The course will emphasize oral and written analysis of primary works. May be taken concurrently with any Honors course.

Offered Online:Yes
General Education Fulfillment: Cultural Analysis and Interpretation

HUM 120 - Introduction to Chinese Culture and Civilization

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This interdisciplinary humanities course studies Chinese culture and civilization through art, music, philosophy, literature and history. Close reading of texts, class discussion and writing is required. 

General Education Fulfillment: Cultural Analysis and Interpretation
Prerequisite:

ENGL 101 may be taken concurrently

HUM 130 - Introduction to Japanese Culture and Civilization

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Japanese culture and civilization will be studied through art and philosophical, literary and historical texts set in a chronological context. A close reading and interpretive analysis of primary texts will shape the major course activities which consist of in-class discussion and writing as well as writing assignments. 

General Education Fulfillment: Cultural Analysis and Interpretation
Prerequisite:

ENGL 101 may be taken concurrently

HUM 150 - Introduction to Latin American Cultures and Civilizations

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

An introductory interdisciplinary humanities course on the cultures and civilizations of Latin America that will focus on the interpretation of literary, philosophical and historical texts, with a balanced representation from film, art and music. Students will learn about some of the cultures of Latin America from political, economic and social perspectives. Areas include Meso, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. 

General Education Fulfillment: Cultural Analysis and Interpretation
Prerequisite:

ENGL 101 may be taken concurrently

HUM 170 - Middle East Cultures and Civilizations

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to the cultures and civilizations of the Middle East that recognizes both the diversity of the region and the unifying themes common to Middle Eastern societies. Students will explore the ancient past, the impact of Islam and the Golden Age, colonization and nationalist movements, and the contemporary Middle East. History, religion, literature and the arts will be investigated in both traditional and modern contexts. These varied course experiences will provide students with an integrated view of the Middle East today. 

General Education Fulfillment: Cultural Analysis and Interpretation
Prerequisite:

ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently.

HUM 180 - Introduction to African Cultures and Civilizations

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Humanities 180 is an introductory humanities course focusing on the pre-colonial through contemporary cultures and civilizations of continental Africans. Through the interpretation of various texts and artistic expressions, including scholarly works, literary and non-literary texts, film, art and/or music, students will learn about the migratory patterns, philosophies, cultural histories, and sociopolitical structures of select African societies. Specifically, students will examine the values, beliefs, practices, and the various institutions through which these are transmitted.

General Education Fulfillment: Cultural Analysis and Interpretation
Prerequisite:

ENGL 101 may be taken concurrently

HUM 190 - Modern Africa and Asia

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This interdisciplinary humanities course studies modern Africa and Asia mainly through their literature and films, and secondarily through historical documents, art and/or music. Students will study the primary texts to understand key twentieth century issues, events and themes. Writing assignments and in-class discussions will enable students to develop their interpretive and analytical skills which are important in making cross-cultural comparisons. 

Prerequisite:

ENGL 101 may be taken concurrently